Apply for a Bachelor of Architecture

New Students for Fall Term | Current Students for Fall Term | Current Students for Winter Term


The Department of Architecture offers a professional five-year bachelor's degree in architecture. Admissions requirements for the five-year bachelor of architecture (BArch) program reflect the focused, professional nature of the curriculum. Applicants need to present evidence of creative ability and commitment to the field of architecture, in addition to having strong academic credentials.

  • Application Available: August 1
  • Application Fee: $35 USD
  • Application Deadline for New/Current Students for Fall Term—Early Action: November 1
    Late applications are accepted through November 4.
  • Application Deadline for Current Students for Winter Term: December 15
  • Application Deadline for New/Current Students for Fall Term: January 15
    Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis through the first Friday of February.

  • Application Decision: Applicants for fall term will be emailed the departmental admission decision no later than the first week of April. Paper copy admission letters are not sent out by the department.

(Note: If the application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the following buisness day.)

Applicants fall into three categories determined by the student's previous education. The application procedures are the same for all categories.

  • First Year Applicants—Students who have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and have earned fewer than 36 college credits at the time of the application is submitted.
     
  • Transfer Applicants—Students who have completed 36 or more quarter credits (or 24 or more semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO. College GPA is used to evaluate academic record—High School GPA and SAT/ACT scores are not required.
     
  • Advanced Transfer Applicants—Students who have completed at least one year of architectural design from an NAAB-accredited degree program. College GPA is used to evaluate academic record—High School GPA and SAT/ACT scores are not required.
     
  • Transfer applicants should check course equivalencies.

Each application is evaluated by members of the design faculty to establish its strength with respect to:

  • Creative potential: Based on essays, recommendations and portfolio.
  • Academic performance: Based on transcripts, SAT scores and GPA.
  • Potential program contribution: Based on life experience, accomplishments, travel, extra-curricular activities, maturity, demonstrated motivation and potential contribution to the program.

Do not send any paper copy materials to the Department of Architecture (transcripts, recommendations, portfolio, etc.). We do not create departmental application files since the departmental process is online via the SlideRoom application.

If you need to make changes to your SlideRoom application, you can email the architecture admissions department at archadms@uoregon.edu and request them to unsubmit your application to allow for revisions and a re-submission.

Need help with your SlideRoom application? Have questions on completing the SlideRoom application? Need to contact the SlideRoom technical support team? Visit SlideRoom Support.

For questions about the program or for more information, please contact us at archrecruiter@uoregon.edu or at 541-346-1740.


Application Process: New Students for Fall Term

For students new to the UO, applicants must submit the following two online applications and related materials by January 15.

  1. Apply to the University of Oregon. Apply via the Freshman Common Application or the University of Oregon Application. Receiving a UO ID number from UO Admissions can take up to three weeks after the UO Application has been submitted. Please plan accordingly.
  • UO admission requirements
  • Send official degree transcripts and related degree certificates directly to Office of Admissions, 1217 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1217, USA. To check delivery of official degree transcripts, email registrar@uoregon.edu. Official transcripts can be sent to the Office of Admissions after the admission deadline.

  • TOEFL scores must be sent directly from ETS to the Office of Admissions—University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846, Department Code: 12
    • Scores must be less than two years old at the time of application.
    • It can take ETS up to 30 days to send ETS scores to the UO. To check delivery of ETS scores, email uoadmit@uoregon.edu.
      TOEFL Exempt: Submit degree transcripts to UO Admissions proving that you have received a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from an institution in the following countries: Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom. Scores must be less than two years old at the time of application. Test scores must be sent directly from ETS to the University of Oregon. IELTS score reports should be sent directly to UO Admissions. You can check the status of ETS scores received by sending your query to uoadmit@uoregon.edu. Find additional information for International Applicants.
       
  • English language proficiency requirements for non-native English speakers:
    • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
    • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
    • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
       
  • Review additional information for international applicants.
     
  1. Apply to the Department of Architecture via SlideRoom—Apply via the Bachelor of Architecture Fall Freshman Common App or the Bachelor of Architecture Fall NON-Common App. A UO ID number is required for the SlideRoom application.
  • SAT Redesign, SAT, OR ACT Scores—We will accept the new SAT (SAT Redesign) and the old SAT, and ACT scores. For admission, we will consider the single highest score from your SAT test dates. If you took both SATs, we will use concordance tables provided by the College Board to compare scores. This requirement is optional for international applicants.

    Domestic (US) applicants who have completed 35 or fewer quarter credits (or 23 or fewer semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO, do need to report their High School GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Applicants who have completed 36 or more quarter credits (or 24 or more semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO do not need to report High School GPA or SAT/ACT scores. 

    When you take the test, list the UO as one of your score recipients. Our school code number for the SAT is 4846; our code for the ACT is 3498.

    Preferred scores of admitted students:
    • Preferred SAT Redesign total score: 1190
    • SAT total score: 1650
    • ACT total score: 25
       
  • Unofficial Transcripts—PDF copy of all of your transcripts
    • If you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts
    • If you have more than 36 completed college credits, upload ONLY your college transcripts
    • Preferred high school GPA: 3.25
    • Transfer and Advance Transfer Applicants should have completed 36+ college level credits and have a college GPA of at least 3.0
        ​
  • Application Questions—Please refer to the departmental application to view these questions.
     
  • English Language Proficiency Competency Scores & Score Reports for Non-Native English Speakers
    If your native language is not English, you must prove English proficiency to UO Admissions and the School of Architecture & Environment. There are multiple options for proving English proficiency. Review the Minimum English Proficiency Requirements
    • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
    • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
    • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
    • Non-Native English speakers who are not TOEFL exempt need to report their TOEFL scores and upload a copy of their TOEFL score report.
        ​
  • Three Recommendations (Two from academic sources is preferred)—Recommenders will automatically receive an e-mail inviting them to login and complete the reference requirement through the SlideRoom application. You may submit your SlideRoom application even if your recommendations have not been received.
     
  • Portfolio—The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your creative potential. We do not expect to see architectural related pieces, but if you have those images you are welcome to include them. We generally encourage students to show us work in some depth that is in your most adept media area, and then also include works that provide breath and uniqueness to your portfolio.

    Consider the portfolio itself as a demonstration of your graphic abilities. Please include graphic and/or written materials, such as freehand drawings, basic design work, planning, painting, construction built projects, furniture making, clothing design, ceramics, photography or anything else exhibiting creative thought and execution. Advanced Transfer applicants must include examples of completed studio design work.

    Portfolio Examples:

Application Process: Current Students for Fall Term

Current students who have been accepted to the UO, but who have not applied to the Department of Architecture via the SlideRoom application, must submit the following application and related materials by January 15.​​

  1. Apply to the Department of Architecture via SlideRoom
  • SAT Redesign, SAT, OR ACT Scores—We will accept the new SAT (SAT Redesign) and the old SAT, and ACT scores. For admission, we will consider the single highest score from your SAT test dates. If you took both SATs, we will use concordance tables provided by the College Board to compare scores. This requirement is optional for international applicants.

    Domestic (US) applicants who have completed 35 or fewer quarter credits (or 23 or fewer semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO, do need to report their High School GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Applicants who have completed 36 or more quarter credits (or 24 or more semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO do not need to report High School GPA or SAT/ACT scores. 

    When you take the test, list the UO as one of your score recipients. Our school code number for the SAT is 4846; our code for the ACT is 3498.

    Preferred scores of admitted students:
    • Preferred SAT Redesign total score: 1190
    • SAT total score: 1650
    • ACT total score: 25
       
  • Unofficial Transcripts—PDF copy of all of your transcripts
    • If you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts
    • If you have more than 36 completed college credits, upload ONLY your college transcripts
    • Preferred high school GPA: 3.25
    • Transfer and Advance Transfer Applicants should have completed 36+ college level credits and have a college GPA of at least 3.0
        ​
  • Essay—Please describe what experiences you may have already had in relation to art, construction, design, craft, what inspires you about the work we do or how traveling and seeing inspirational work abroad has influenced your interests.
     
  • English Language Proficiency Competency Scores & Score Reports for Non-Native English Speakers
    • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
    • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
    • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
    • Non-Native English speakers who are not TOEFL exempt need to report their TOEFL scores and upload a copy of their TOEFL score report.
    • Additional information for international applicants should be reviewed
       
  • Three Recommendations (Two from academic sources is preferred)—Recommenders will automatically receive an e-mail inviting them to login and complete the reference requirement through the SlideRoom application. You may submit your SlideRoom application even if your recommendations have not been received.
     
  • Portfolio—The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your creative potential. Consider the portfolio itself as a demonstration of your graphic abilities. Please include graphic and/or written materials, such as freehand drawings, basic design work, planning, painting, construction, furniture making, clothing design, ceramics, photography or anything else exhibiting creative thought and execution. Advanced Transfer applicants must include examples of completed studio design work.
     
  • Portfolio Examples:

Application Process: Current Students for Winter Term

For currently enrolled UO students who did not get offered admission to the Department of Architecture and who are enrolled or have previous credit in ARCH 201: Introduction to Architecture may submit an architecture departmental (SlideRoom) application for winter term. The winter term application opens on August 1. The number of available slots for winter term admission is based on available studio space. Applicants must submit the following application and related materials by December 15. Departmental admission decisions are emailed no later than the end of the first week of January.

  1. Apply to the Department of Architecture via SlideRoom
  • SAT Redesign, SAT, OR ACT Scores—We will accept the new SAT (SAT Redesign) and the old SAT, and ACT scores. For admission, we will consider the single highest score from your SAT test dates. If you took both SATs, we will use concordance tables provided by the College Board to compare scores. This requirement is optional for international applicants.

    Domestic (US) applicants who have completed 35 or fewer quarter credits (or 23 or fewer semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO, do need to report their High School GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Applicants who have completed 36 or more quarter credits (or 24 or more semester credits) by the time of expected enrollment at the UO do not need to report High School GPA or SAT/ACT scores.  

    When you take the test, list the UO as one of your score recipients. Our school code number for the SAT is 4846; our code for the ACT is 3498.

    Preferred scores of admitted students:
    • Preferred SAT Redesign total score: 1190
    • SAT total score: 1650
    • ACT total score: 25
       
  • Unofficial Transcripts—PDF copy of all of your transcripts
    • If you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts
    • If you have more than 36 completed college credits, upload ONLY your college transcripts
    • Preferred high school GPA: 3.25
    • Transfer and Advance Transfer Applicants should have completed 36+ college level credits and have a college GPA of at least 3.0
        ​
  • Essay—Please describe what experiences you may have already had in relation to art, construction, design, craft, what inspires you about the work we do or how traveling and seeing inspirational work abroad has influenced your interests.
     
  • English Language Proficiency Competency Scores & Score Reports for Non-Native English Speakers
    • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
    • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
    • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
    • Non-Native English speakers who are not TOEFL exempt need to report their TOEFL scores and upload a copy of their TOEFL score report.
  • Two Recommendations (Recommendations from academic sources are preferred)—Recommenders will automatically receive an e-mail inviting them to login and complete the reference requirement through the SlideRoom application. You may submit your SlideRoom application even if your recommendations have not been received.
     
  • Portfolio—The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your creative potential. Consider the portfolio itself as a demonstration of your graphic abilities. Please include graphic and/or written materials, such as freehand drawings, basic design work, planning, painting, construction built projects, furniture making, clothing design, ceramics, photography or anything else exhibiting creative thought and execution. Advanced Transfer applicants must include examples of completed studio design work.
     
  • Portfolio Examples: